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MSC Software launches MSC Apex Campus Program

MSC Software is partnering with Tethys Engineering to promote around university campuses its latest revolutionary simulation platform, MSC Apex, designed to change the way engineers model and simulate parts, assemblies and systems. 

Now, through its partnership with Tethys Engineering, MSC is pleased to give engineering students across the country access to MSC Apex, the world's first computational parts-based Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) system. 

MSC Apex has already won 8 awards and transforms the way engineers perform simulation by reducing critical CAE modeling and process time from days to hours. By giving students access to MSC Apex they can effectively and efficiently tackle some of the biggest challenges in manufacturing and engineering, and learn critical skills outside of the classroom. Want to see an example of MSC Apex in action? Click here ( or visit

Learn to mesh geometry and define mesh criteria with MSC Apex. Mesh based on size, type of element, mesh seed, and feature.

Read what users across the globe are saying about MSC Apex:

Apex is a modern and effective tool to prepare out 3D CAD geometries for high quality FEM models. The challenge today is to put the calculation model on the right level of detail, to gain maximum value in the shortest time. Apex is our new companion to meet that challenge. – MacGregor, Sweden

Using MSC Apex Modeler, the time required to prepare the model and mesh was reduced from 8 hours to 1 hour. There is no need to go back to CAD and change the model. – Mitsubishi Hitatchi Power Systems / RSG@Takasago, Japan

MSC Apex takes what used to be time consuming and frustrating geometry tasks using traditional programs and turns them instead into efficient and satisfying tasks. The ability to create mid-planes on the fly and to quickly simplify geometry for meshing purposes is unmatched. ­– TLG Aerospace, North America

About MSC Software:

Established in 1963, under the name MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation (MSC), MSC has become a leader in simulation software technology, with a suite of software available, serving customers in almost every part of manufacturing. MSC Software is an innovator in the field of engineering and manufacturing simulation technology, having pioneered many of the software products that are now relied upon by industry to analyze and predict stress and strain, vibration & dynamics, acoustics, and more.

Join the thousands using MSC software and check out our internships on Tethys or visit our website at

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Frederic Ramioulle

Tethys Engineering at Solidworks 2016 Feb 1-3 in Dallas

​On Feb 2nd 2016, just a little over a week from today, Tethys Engineering will be invited to participate to the general session at Solidworks World 2016 in Dallas, the world's largest users conference for CAD-FEA enthusiasts. The second day general session will be led by Suchit Jain, Vice President Strategy and Communities at Solidworks. It will be designed to talk about various investments and innovations Solidworks is driving to further strengthen the global community of Solidworks users. 

During that session, I will be invited to come on stage and to introduce the audience to Tethys Engineering. The discussion will be done under an interview format and will provide an amazing opportunity to get a very large amount of customers exposed to Tethys Engineering's value proposition. We will also have a booth in the partner pavilion as this event will mark the official beginning of our participation to Solidworks' partner program. Finally, a number of interactions with members of the press will be organized during the afternoon of the 2nd to give Tethys Engineering additional opportunities to spread the word. I would expect our business registrations to increase significantly during the days that follow...a hint for all students participants to polish profiles, and get ready to interact with new customers.

Justin Wofford

My Tethys Experience

​For my first project with Tethys, I was connected with an entrepreneur who wanted a 3D Solidworks model that he could present to potential investors for his innovative fire fighting water tower. Working on this project benefited me in a variety of ways. Firstly, it gave me the opportunity to apply the knowledge I learned in class to a real, significant project. It also forced me to deal with a variety of issues that accompany most projects, improving my communication and planning skills.

After a few iterations, I produced a final model that demonstrated the novelty of the customer's design. Looking back, this project was a great learning experience whose end product was actually useful. For any interested party, I would whole heartedly recommend Tethys. As a student, it is a great opportunity to develop or refine technical skills that are essential in growing as a budding engineer. It is also a great way to earn some extra money working from the comfort of your home/dorm. For businesses, those tasks that are beneath full time engineers can be valuable practical learning experiences for engineering students. Tethys helps to bridge the gap between the theoretical knowledge that a student learns at school and the practical know-how that is required to become a successful engineer.

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Frederic Ramioulle
In addition to a great experience, it also created a very happy customer that will look for Justin or others on Tethys Engineering... Read More
Saturday, 26 December 2015 11:11 PM
Tethys Engineering

3 Easy steps for Businesses to start with Tethys Engineering

Working with Tethys Engineering is straight forward and can be brought down to 3 simple steps: ​
  1. Register and create a business profile 
  2. Post internships and develop relationships with possible student candidates 
  3. Launch a project and book students hours to get the work done

It has been easy, flexible and efficient to get the Solidworks models needed to launch the manufacturing of the injection molds for one of our new products. Even under a tight time line the students we worked with went out of their ways to finish the job on time.

CEO - Arizona Start up, 2015

Registering and creating a business profile

Although the registration shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes, including getting the verification email to active the account, it is recommended to spend a little time logging in and using some of the key feature to make the business' presence in Tethys Engineering known. The minimum is probably to upload an attractive cover picture and an icon as avatar so that it is easier for students to spot the business. Adding a few messages on the profile page of the business would help too and creating a couple of groups to get ready for inviting students into more private spaces should take a total of 10-15 min maximum

Posting internships and looking for students

We offer the possibility for businesses to post an entry describing the type of internships (or type of projects) proposed. These can then be reviewed by students and those interested can reach out to the business suggesting their participations. Multiple entries can be created for each business and those entries can be reviewed by the students that have participated further helping to spread the word and make these visible to the broad community. On the other end, a business user can search the members directory and the student reputation repository to find the right profile. From there an invitation to a private group can be sent to as many students as needed and those relationships can start to flourish

Launching a project and getting students booked

Each registered business has automatically access to our feature-rich project execution space, invite students and get started with work. The only prerequisite is to book the time of each student. It is a very simple process that can be initiated on the profile page of the student  or in the "offering" section of the web site under "My Tethys". Once the student and the service needed is selected, the check out process takes the user to a "shopping cart" which offers a 3 steps process to capture the information needed for payment. It is up to the business and the student to agree on the increment of hours that should be booked. Payment can be expedited with Paypal or Credit cards and work can get started.

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Mark Erwin
Looking forward to exploring this idea. We are a 60 year old company in Phoenix ready to improve our process and help students
Thursday, 18 February 2016 5:05 PM
Frederic Ramioulle

Tethys Engineering attracts its first 6 customers

The second half of this summer has been very busy at Tethys Engineering. Despite the fact that we are still in a soft launch mode, working on improving some of our core mechanisms and processes, we feel blessed that customers have already trusted us to performed some very interesting activities.

"Tethys Engineering is offering us the opportunity to access the talent at ASU (Arizona State University) in a very flexible and efficient way. We see this as an excellent complement to our small engineering team"

Vocational Truck Manufacturer - AZ, 2015

When we started, we were asked the following question all the time: "what would students be able to do?". Convinced that with some directions, the engineers in our colleges could surprise the biggest skeptics and create real value for a wide variety of customers. Here are a few examples that made a difference for those first few customers: 

  • Developing Solidworks models that can be driven from a table/spreadsheet to rapidly adjust to the various system configurations needed 
  • Creating a full set of drawing with the appropriate geometric tolerancing and dimensioning needed to ensure that the manufactured components will assemble without any issues.
  • Converting a library of 2D drawings into 3D models to improve the overall design to manufacturing process.
  • Modifying a large series of 3D models in order to fine tune the decision and prepare for the manufacturing of production injection molds.
  • Developing the first 3D design for a startup launching a new product line after securing a set of US patents.

This demonstrate that students can efficiently contribute to various activities of various engineering department. With the right guidance and leveraging Tethys Engineering collaboration environment, students can not only complement the full time staff but allow a redistribution of tasks to make everyone more productive.

3D Modeling and model maintenance

2D to 3D library conversion

Drawing package development and other technical documentation

Frederic Ramioulle

Rolling out more advanced communication capabilities

We have created a news repository and a mean for various participants to participate in the news creation process. We started with several categories that will be filled with content progressively, each category targeted to achieve a specific communication objective. 


​Everything starts and ends with the customer, hence we will step up our effort to increase the level of communication relative to what is happening on the customer front. We plan on posting news relative to the customer success stories but also allow customers themselves to provide news related to their organizations and the various internship opportunities they are creating.


Naturally our students and the campus environment in which they operated is a foundational part of the mission of Tethys Engineering. Our news section relative to the various campuses that are participating will celebrate the impact our effort has on the learning and apprenticeship opportunities but here too we will allow students themselves to highlight their personal stories.


It is important that we continue to invest in our software portfolio available to students and businesses. We will post news on the developments on this front and make sure that we are timing it correctly with the development of customer needs

Tethys Engineering:

Finally, we will start to posts more systematically news on the development of Tethys Engineering itself. We are making good progress with the maturing platform available to businesses and students. More importantly have demonstrated that we can create the right connection with businesses, deliver quality services, and have the customer come back for more leaving the student with more apprenticeship opportunities.

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